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Phnom Penh in three days: holiday itinerary

A lively riverside, cosmopolitan dining and compelling day trips make Cambodia's capital a fantastic spot to spend a few days<p><b>WHERE TO STAY</b><p>Phnom Penh's hotel scene has seen rapid expansion in recent years, providing plenty of options, from stylish boutique hotels in converted villas to flashpacker …

Vietnam tips: a first-timer's guide

Enthralling and enraging in equal amounts, Vietnam's long-held position as a travel icon is more than deserved. In no other country is the collision of Southeast Asia's past, present and future so stark. At times, this clash can seem so confronting and confusing as to send even experienced …

Cost of Travel in Laos

Shares 141<p>Ask a traveler about the country of Laos and surely one of the first words emitted will be somewhere along the lines of <b>relaxation</b>. Maybe …

Laos holidays

May 2017<p>From Vietnam’s little-known islands to Laos’s interior and even tourist-free Thailand, our writers reveal some hidden treasures<p>Published: 10 May 2017<p>October 2016<p>The ancient city in the north of the country is a delightful mix of exquisite temples and French colonial buildings – and a great …

Top adventures in Laos

With its dense forests, limestone caves and endless waterways, Laos is a dream destination for intrepid travellers seeking an off-the-beaten-track corner of Asia.<p>Whether it's kayaking, cycling, rock climbing, ziplining between tree houses or exploring temple ruins – you can choose your own …

Asia Travel

Myanmar's water world: exploring Inle Lake

In the unique watery world of Inle Lake, Intha fisherman row canoes with one leg, gardens float, and wooden homes perch above the water on rickety stilts. Take some time to explore one of Myanmar's most iconic destinations with an early-morning cruise, a cycle through the countryside, or sojourns …

Exploring the Night Markets of Luang Prabang, Laos

One dollar all you can eat dinner. That’s the one piece of advice I remembered as we boarded the small plane leaving Bangkok for Luang Prabang, Laos. …

Buddha Park in Vientiane

Vientiane doesn’t offer too much to its visitors but one landmark is very impressive: The Buddha Park<p>The park looks very ancient once you have …

Asia Travel

The Radar: Travel Lately

The Radar – the best of the travel blogosphere – is a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every Wednesday.<p><b>Here’s this week’s:</b><p>You may have never have heard of <b>Tra Que</b> (a short bicycle ride from Hoi An in Vietnam), but you might want to visit after reading this description: “peaceful oasis where …

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Bangkok 101: What (and Where) to Eat

Food in Bangkok is what the Magic Kingdom is to Orlando. It is a symbol of pride and one of the biggest reasons to go. Thais eat 24 hours a day and …

Thailand

Island hopping off Cambodia's coast

Sandy bliss awaits travellers off Cambodia’s south coast. Whether you favour being glued to a hammock upon an isolated shore, or fancy slothful days recovering from all-night raves, Cambodia has an island for you.<p>Lapped by the lapis-hued waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the scattering of islands in …

10 Coolest Attractions in Bangkok

Visitors to Thailand’s famous (and infamous) capital have no shortage of sightseeing options. With enough ancient temples, notorious districts, and …

Asia Travel

Travel in Bangkok: An Insider's Guide to What to See and Do

<i>By Keith Hockton</i>, <i>InternationalLiving.com</i><p><i>Photo from InternationalLiving.com</i><p><i>This article comes to us courtesy of InternationalLiving.com, the world's leading authority on how to live, work, invest, travel, and retire better overseas.</i><p>I've always been attracted to the madness and energy of Bangkok. …

Starter Kit to Vietnam

Vietnam is one of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing countries. Its vibrant cities are booming, UNESCO World Heritage Site Halong Bay is expanding its …

Vietnam

10 Things to Know About Travel in Southeast Asia

Lots of globetrotters and backpackers have journeyed to the fertile and culturally rich Southeast Asia. Known for its beautiful beaches, mesmerizing historical sights and a touch of adventurousness, this comparatively inexpensive travel destination baits thousands amongst thousands of people every …

Our Ten Favourites in Thailand

It’s list time! We spent three months in Thailand over the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013, and saw a lot of what this fantastic country has to …

Travel Etiquette: Street Etiquette Travels to Thailand

Street Etiquette’s Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs recently took off to sunny Thailand for the latest<p>Street Etiquette‘s Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs recently took off to sunny Thailand for the latest installment of their <i>Travel Etiquette</i> <i></i>series. With two weeks to spend in the country, the Kissi and …

Beyond Halong Bay: lesser-known highlights of northeast Vietnam

Stunning<p>Halong Bay continues to dominate the itineraries of most travellers in Vietnam, but it’s not the be-all and end-all of the country's northeast.<p>If you’ve got some time up your sleeve and want to delve a little deeper, you’ll find there is more to this region than cruising around Halong’s …

Vietnam

Wat to do in Cambodia? Apart from Angkor! Top 10 Alternative Ways to Experience Cambodia...

Over one million tourists each year head to Siem Reap in Cambodia to experience perhaps the most famous temple complex in the world. It’s true, …

Asia Travel

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh is the capital city of Cambodia and was our first stop when we visited the country. Compared to the rest of Cambodia, Phnom Penh is a hot …

Angkor Wat and around in three days: a holiday itinerary

Pack Angkor Wat, Khmer culture and nights out into a thrilling three-day tour of Cambodia's temple centre, Siem Reap<p><b>DAY 1: STAR ATTRACTIONS</b><p>Morning<p>Most travellers come here to explore Angkor archaeological park (Angkor Pass: one-day £12, three-day £24, seven-day £37) and in particular the stupendous …

The best of rural and urban Thailand - Grown-up Travel Guide.com

<i>This article was written by Grown-up Travel Guide contributor Nikolia Rudenko</i><p>There is much more to Thailand than just the beaches, although it is …

Asia Travel

Bangkok in three days: holiday itinerary

Bangkok can be as bewildering as it is bewitching. In the first of a new series on holiday itineraries, we tell you how to make the most of Thailand’s exuberant capital, filling your days with street food, impressive temples and lively bars<p>Where to stay<p>For old town charm, check into canalside B&B …

Backpacking in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam

Forget yoga retreats. If you want to find yourself in south-east Asia, says Susan Smillie, try learning to dive in Thailand, jumping on a motorbike in Vietnam or just chilling in Cambodia<p>I've been sitting still for an hour, watching, listening, in the dark. Macaques swing through the cliff-top …

Kale Salad with Sesame Dressing Recipe

Trending Stories<p>Our Favorite Kitchen Organizing Ideas Ever<p>7 of Our Healthiest Slow-Cooker Recipes<p>7 Slenderizing Fashion Strategies<p>The Very Best …

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20 Most Important Restaurants in America

<b>By Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit</b><p>No, we're not talking the fanciest, trendiest, or even the ones with the most stars. These are the places that define how we eat out. They're the fearless spots the drive chefs to innovate, restauranteurs to imitate, and the rest of us to line up. In short, these are …

Gluten-free Assorted Nut and Seed Healthy Quinoa Granola

<i>Hey everyone! Today I’m headed to Columbia, South Carolina to visit another blogger. I’ll be there for 6 days and then I’ll return to Texas. I hope</i> …

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